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The Simple Life

Category : A New You, Dating, Healing, Relaxation

Remember when you were back in your teen years and fell in love for the first time. All you wanted to do with your free time was spend it with your boyfriend. It didn’t matter if you were just sitting next to each other on his parents couch watching a movie or walking in the local park holding hands, even the uneventful things were an event.

As we get older, our expectations certainly rise for what we consider a good time or a memorable date in general. We expect much more out of a partner and often become entertainment directors ourselves in the process. However, let’s not forget about the simple things you can share as a couple in life. If you begin dating again after a divorce and find yourself falling for someone, I ask you to remember to go back to the simple enjoyments once in a while. Sure you can go to that new hot five star restaurant. A trip to Punta Cana is certainly memorable as well. But don’t forget a trip together to the local beach filled with kids and sand castles. Go to the supermarket together and cook a meal at home. Or, have a picnic in the park and enjoy the fall foliage or a spring breeze as a couple.

Living life to the fullest after a divorce is filling it with great people and simple pleasures that you can enjoy together.

Release Tension

Category : Relaxation

If you are going through or just completed a divorce, tension could easily be your middle name. During the divorce process, it’s almost impossible to hide from it. Whether it’s a unpaid bill that pops up that your ex conveniently forgot to pay or a call from your divorce attorney, it’s a lot ot deal with.

Many women turn to Yoga as a way to cope with all the stress that comes with a breakup. It’s a fabulous way to get healthy and keep a positive frame of mind. If you can’t afford to take a Yoga class or there isn’t one close by, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still do your own relaxing excercises. A great way to do some on your own and begin a practice of simple muscle relaxing regime is with PMR (Progressive Muscular Relaxation). It is simple to do yet extremely effective. Below is some more information. To watch a video click here. Here’s to a more relaxed you!

PMR (Progressive Muscular Relaxation) is useful for relaxing your body when your muscles are tense.

The idea behind PMR is that you tense up a group of muscles so that they are as tightly contracted as possible. Hold them in a state of extreme tension for a few seconds. Then, relax the muscles normally. Then, consciously relax the muscles even further so that you are as relaxed as possible.

By tensing your muscles first, you will find that you are able to relax your muscles more than would be the case if you tried to relax your muscles directly.

Experiment with PMR by forming a fist, and clenching your hand as tight as you can for a few seconds. Relax your hand to its previous tension, and then consciously relax it again so that it is as loose as possible. You should feel deep relaxation in your hand muscles.